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Let Them Eat Cake 

It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »

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Peter Learmouth
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Dawn French ...  Lisette 6 episodes, 1999
Jennifer Saunders ...  Colombine 6 episodes, 1999
Adrian Scarborough ...  Bouffant 6 episodes, 1999
Lucy Punch ...  Eveline 4 episodes, 1999
Alison Steadman ...  Madame de Plonge 4 episodes, 1999
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Marie Antoinette 3 episodes, 1999
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Advisor 3 episodes, 1999
Linda Spurrier Linda Spurrier ...  1st Aristocratic Woman 3 episodes, 1999
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ...  2nd Aristocratic Woman 3 episodes, 1999
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It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the most hated, despised and loathed women in all of France - no, not Marie Antoinette - but Columbine, the Comtesse De Vache. Aided by her faithful maid Lisette, Columbine skulks around the palace uncovering the dark secrets of her fellow nobles, always leaving her well prepared to out-do jealous rival Madame De Plonge and her innocent yet sharp-witted daughter Eveline. Meanwhile, keeping her reputation as a classy lady is no easy chore. Whether it be a wig in the style of a 'glorious man of war, abreast in huge waves of hair' or a splendid dress to wear to a copulation, Columbine's acid-tongued courtier, Bouffant, strives the difficult task of keeping her at the forefront of French fashion. Written by Ange De La Lez

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The liaisons were dangerous. The wigs were lethal.

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Bouffant: Do I look heterosexual?
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Probably one of the most brilliant shows ever written!!

As if Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders weren't already brilliant enough with their own comedy show, Absolutely Fabulous and The Vicar Of Dibley - this little treasure was made in the late 90's.

I didn't discover it until about 10 years ago but I cannot stop re-watching these episodes. French and Saunders do what they do best! Play on words, sexuality, history, periods and costumes etc etc etc.

Absolutely brilliant. So many double meanings and references you get something new each time you watch it - combined with a brilliant cast with an impeccable comical timing that I haven't seen since the John Cleese days.

If you enjoy British comedy of all styles this is a MUST. And if you don't like this type of comedy, watch it anyway - just for the sheer genius of these women and this over-the-top crazy show that still has me rolling on the floor.


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UK

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English

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9 September 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Neka jedu kolače See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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